Sacramento State – Placer Center Master Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University Board of Trustees
Document Title
Sacramento State – Placer Center Master Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The Sacramento State – Placer Center Master Plan establishes the planning foundations for a new off-campus center including: enrollment, programming, phasing, land uses, infrastructure, and development and design guidelines. Buildout of the off-campus center would include administrative buildings; student and faculty housing; a student center; recreation and athletic facilities; a performing arts center; a hotel and conference center; a continuing education center; academic, research, and industry buildings (academic mixed-use); support services; and parking. The campus would include open space areas for active and passive recreation and provide opportunities for workforce development. Buildout of Sacramento State – Placer Center is anticipated in four phases over 35 years. A California State University capacity assessment identified a market demand of 5,200 students for the Sacramento region by 2035. Enrollment projections are projected to exceed planned capacity by 21 percent in the Sacramento region, including Placer County. Sacramento State - Placer Center is intended to alleviate this pressure on Sacramento State’s main campus and meet the needs of the Placer County population, which is one of the fastest-growing regions in California, and one of three areas of California where enrollment demand is expected to exceed capacity in the coming years. The Master Plan is designed to meet the identified space needs with appropriate facilities in four phases of development, eventually realizing an off-campus center that serves approximately 20,000 undergraduate students (headcount) or 12,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, including approximately 5,000 Sierra College FTE students and approximately 7,000 Sacramento State FTE students. Sacramento State – Placer Center is intended to expand access to higher education in the region through an innovative partnership with Sierra College, while serving as an anchor institution for the larger community and future development in the Sunset Area of Placer County. The off-campus center would also be rooted in partnerships with the County and outside industry. The Master Plan is intended to guide development and operation of a campus that is sustainable and resilient; that provides a successful student experience; and that establishes a new model of education, innovation, and community engagement. While Sacramento State - Placer Center would start off as an off-campus center tied to Sacramento State, the potential exists for it to turn into an independent California State University campus in the long term.

Contact Information

Tania Nunez
Agency Name
Sacramento State University
Job Title
Project Manager, California State University, Sacramento, Planning, Design, & Construction
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated area
Northern California
Other Location Info
The 301-acre project site is located in unincorporated Placer County, north of the City of Roseville. The site is located directly east of Fiddyment Road, north of the planned east-west Sunset Boulevard roadway alignment, south of Athens Avenue, and west of Foothills Boulevard. The project site is located in Sections 7 and 8, Township 11 North, Range 6 East (MDB&M) of the “Roseville, California” 7.5-Minute Series USGS Topographic Quadrangle (USGS 2021) (approximate Latitude 38.816973, Longitude -121.340408).

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Mitigation reporting or monitoring plan)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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